After a 2 week break from D-Ribose I was feeling really grotty, run down and utterly exhausted. It was only a few percent on the ability scale but it made a huge difference.
The only way for me to be sure that stopping taking D-Ribose had made that difference would be once I started to take it again if things improved. They did.
I started back on D-Ribose 6 days ago. I took a 3 times daily dose for the first 3 days to have a little kickstart but went back to my usual 2 after that as I’m a little low on supplies and cash.
Within 2 days I was back to just about the level I was before I stopped the D-Ribose. Even with my period (which leaves me in a sort of slow motion with heavy limbs) I felt better.
As for tummy symptoms I experience the, THE worst constipation ever whilst being off D-Ribose. So maybe in fact it does make things a bit loose but that actually balances things out for me. Aside from that episode (caused I think by frequenting the wheat biscuits combined with 2 days of co-codamol and starting my period which seems to trigger IBS symptoms) there wasn’t much noticeable difference in tummy symptoms whilst I was off D-Ribose.
So for me personally it’s worth taking D-Ribose. I hadn’t been anticipating quite the drop in ability level that I experienced and it took me by surprise. But it did prove to me that I am getting a benefit from it – even if it’s so small a healthy person wouldn’t notice it. It makes a big difference to me though.